A woman in her 70s has died in a car crash in Co Cork.

The woman was a passenger in a car which crashed into a ditch on the Skibbereen to Lough Hyne Road at about 4.30pm this afternoon.

The driver, also in his 70s, was taken to Bantry General Hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The local coroner has been notified, and a section of the road has been closed to facilitate a forensic investigation.

Diversions are in place.

Anyone with information relevant to the crash is asked to contact Skibbereen Garda Station on 028-23088, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.